Community Coordinators

NSO Community Coordinators

Working under the supervision of the staff at the community centers and programs, NSO Community Coordinators (CCs) play a significant role in the planning and execution of each community’s NSO events while gaining valuable leadership skills. The specific events for which CCs are responsible vary depending on the community, but all CCs interact with many members of the Stanford community, including student volunteers, center and department staff, faculty, and alumni, to seek their help and involvement in the events. Undergraduate students who will be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year are eligible to apply. Early Arrival Housing and Dining provided to students with on-campus housing for the 2014-15 academic year.

2014 New Student Orientation Community Coordinator Application

New Student Orientation strives to acclimate each entering freshman and transfer class to life at Stanford by introducing them to the University's diverse educational opportunities and resources; acquainting them with other students and University staff; helping them feel at home in their residential community; and creating in them a sense of place in Stanford's history as contributing members. Community centers and programs play a vital role in NSO as one of the major program providers in supporting new students and their families.

Working under the supervision of the staff at the pertinent centers or programs, NSO Community Coordinators (CCs) play a significant role in the planning and execution of each community’s NSO programs while gaining valuable leadership skills.  The specific events for which CCs are responsible vary depending on the community, but all CCs interact with many members of the Stanford community, including student volunteers, center and department staff, faculty, and alumni, to seek their help and involvement in the events.

NSO Communities & Community Centers/Programs:

  • Asian American New Student Orientation Committee (AANSOC) - Asian American Activities Center  (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • Black Recruitment and Orientation Committee (BROC) - Black Community Services Center (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • Chicano/Latino Orientation Committee (CLOC) - El Centro Chicano (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • First Generation Orientation Committee (FGOC) - Diversity and First Gen Programs (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • International Student Orientation Committee (ISOC) - Bechtel International Center (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • LGBT Community Resources Center (CASA Mentor Application Deadline: April 4)
  • Native American Orientation Committee (NAOC) - American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Program/Native American Cultural Center (Application Deadline: late April)
  • Religious Life Orientation Committee (RLOC) – Office for Religious Life (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • Transfer Student Program (Application Deadline: April 14)
  • Women’s Community Center (Contact the WCC for the application deadline for the NSO/Academic Coordinator position.)

Overview of Application Process

Community Coordinator applications were due Monday, April 14, at 9 a.m.  Students interested in representing the Native American Orientation Committee (NAOC) may still apply.  Applications for all other communities/programs are no longer being accepted.*

Completed applications must be submitted by the deadline listed above.  Applications will be forwarded to the community center/programs for review.  The community centers and programs will be responsible for contacting applicants and selecting their Community Coordinators. CCs will be selected in May. 

Please note: CCs must be in good academic standing and should be planning on being enrolled in the fall.  In order for your early arrival housing to be sponsored by NSO, you must have on-campus housing in the fall.  If you do not, you will be responsible for making arrangements for your own accommodations for NSO.

*The LGBT-CRC and WCC handle their CC selection processes internally, without using this application form.  If you wish to coordinate the NSO community events for one of these centers, you do not need to fill out this online application.  Instead, please contact the center directly or visit the webpages for LGBT-CRC and the WCC.

About the Position

In the spring and summer, Community Coordinators will work approximately 5-8 hours/week, at the discretion of the center or program, planning for their NSO programs and preparing their summer communication.  CCs must stay in regular contact with NSO staff over the summer to complete logistical arrangements, submit work orders, answer questions, make decisions, and adjust plans as necessary.  Typically, responsibilities in the spring and summer may include: 

  • attend the required CC training session with NSO staff
  • attend the required NSO Volunteer training session with NSO staff
  • meet with center/program staff to outline NSO programs
  • plan and communicate budget and logistical needs for all events to NSO staff
  • recruit and select Community Orientation Volunteers (COVs)
  • organize planning meeting(s)/communication with selected COVs and other student leaders
  • invite faculty, staff, and alumni to NSO receptions and programs (as needed)
  • prepare summer communications for new students

In autumn, CCs must return to campus on Friday, September 12 and should expect to work full-time from that date through the end of NSO on Sunday, September 21.  During this time CCs will facilitate meetings to organize community programs, implement logistical plans outlined in the spring and summer, assist with other aspects of general NSO preparations, and continue to work with their designated community until all NSO and post-NSO events have concluded.  A final report of the CC’s efforts and recommendations for future years is due to NSO staff no later than October 31, 2014.

Each CC’s time commitment will vary depending on the community, but the time commitment will be significant such that CCs may not hold a residence staff/house manager leadership position (e.g., RA, RCC, PHE, etc.) in 2014-15 or enroll in or participate in any pre-fall programs (e.g., Sophomore College, Honors College, Arts Intensive, Leadership Intensive, Public Policy, SPOT leader) in September 2014.  From previous experience, we have found that students involved in these programs do not have the time needed to handle their CC responsibilities.

Each center/program determines how it will compensate its CC(s).  The stipend will be distributed by Undergraduate Advising and Research upon receipt of each CC's final report.  UAR will provide early arrival housing and dining in September (Friday, September 12 – Wednesday, September 17, 2014), as long as CCs have an on-campus housing assignment in autumn.

Questions

For questions about a specific CC position, please contact the center or program with which you would like to work.   For questions about NSO more generally, please contact :  

Edith Wu-Nguyen, Associate Dean for New & Continuing Student Programs
Undergraduate Advising and Research
590 Escondido Mall, 1st Floor, Sweet Hall
edithwu@stanford.edu 
(650) 725-3115

 

Other opportunities to participate in NSO